A better sort of Buffetting

In these turbulent financial days it’s good to stand back take a deep breath and and look at the example of  someone who has spent years successfully investing.  Some of you will already have guessed that I’m talking about Warren Buffett – sometimes known as the Oracle of Omaha.

A new biography The Snowball by Alice Schroeder (we have copies on order, so keep checking our catalogue!) tells us more about this remarkable man, his background, beliefs and acheivements…

The book is generating a gread deal of buzz, here are just a few places you can find out more:  read a review at the Intelligent Investor Website, hear an interview by Philip Adams with the Author Alice Schroeder on Radio National’s Late Night Live, and if you have access to  our Databases from Home, go to Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre and read A most Intelligent Investor (an edited extract published in the Weekend Australian of 4-5 October 2008) (you’ll need to be logged in before clicking the link!).

While you are waiting for your copy of The Snowball you might also want to take a look at this book, The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, described by Schroeder as the book that “mesmerised Buffet” – and which he found in the investment section of his library…

…he had been going to the library and checking out every book available on stocks and investing.

…”I would go down to the library and just clean them out” But when he found The Intelligent Investor, he read and reread it.  “It was almost like he found a god,” says Truman Wood, his housemate.

A most intelligent investor / A Schroeder Weekend Australian 4-5 October 2008, Inquirer p. 27.

You can emulate his example by delving into our extensive range of investment publications… 

You  can read also Mr Buffett’s annual shareholder letters from 1977 onwards and more about his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on the company’s website.

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